A fun game to play at the traffic lights. You have to get to 20 points by pushing the right buttons in the right order. You can play against the clock or versus an opponent on the other side of the street. When you get enough points to win, the lights change to green so you can cross.
Submitted by Matthew Venn
Cars often have "faces" - the front grille and headlights can make a face, the tail-lights and trunk can make a face. Many of these faces look angry, dour, and even menacing. Why not design other options? It would be more fun to see cheerful, mysterious, serene, whimsical faces when driving. It might be harder to get mad at a car that looked like it was smiling at you.
Submitted by Pris Sears
Cleaning the shoes at the doormat is good way to leave the dirt outside and also to save a lot of water, cleaning supplies and manpower inside a building.
The doormat can be used for normal house entrances (also as a substitute for the doorbell, meaning the sound can be heard inside as well) or even for big entrances of offices or public buildings (here the composition may be recorded and the next visitor may listen to it before making a new one).
Uses a big Perspex dome with a long tube built into a slider leading from a side easy insertion level to a point just over cone leading to the base centre. Like a telescope observatory. At base centre in interior an old wood chipper motor/blade or shredder, geared to be connected to a cycle-powered input. You 'load' PEP bottles into the tube. You then slide it upright (using screwed in 330ml bottle handles) to drop into the cone.
A common problem on the highways is that lots of pedestrian cross the road among cars instead of using the footbridge. This behavior can result in accidents and running over. Would be possible to increase the number of people using the footbridge and to decrease the number of people that across among the cars by making the footbridge cross something funny? This is the objective of the “Magic Footbridge”.
In some countries people don't see an immediate benefit from recycling. Here I present to you the new Soda Recycling-Vending Machine that will allow everybody to purchase a new icy soda by paying with their old cans! How it works? Once the machine has confirmed that is in fact a soda can (and no plastic or glass bottles for example) and the consumer has selected the drink, the old can goes to the inner container, the mechanism activates and the buyer gets a nice icy and refreshing soda!
Submitted by Vanessa Wallis
Do you ever think the climbing stairs is an exercise? Actually it is. People in city will now have chance to do more exercise when they walk to every stair/escalator area, they will find out all kind of pro climbing system. So let’s do it for fun and health. Submitted by Agua Chou
Problem: People are drinking alcohol in bars, restaurants etc. and they are driving home drunk. Solution: Alcohol test before driving home drunk in a fun way. How? This urinal has a bottle neck in it and a big LCD screen behind it that shows how muc someone pees and the alcohol rate in it. After done,on screen you can see how much drunk you are and the nearest taxi number in block capitals.
Submitted by Berke Ozoguloz
A bike that every time you paddle it sounds with harmonious music. Nowadays a lot of people use cars which produce carbon dioxide. People would chose to ride their bikes instead, enjoying a nice tune while saving the planet. An exercise bike with this function would help people take off some pounds of weight while having a nice time.
Submitted by Randy James Gepitulan
People not picking up their dog poo is a major problem around the world. Cities and towns would be much cleaner if they did, and citizens would be happier. Few solutions have had much of an impact, but maybe that’s because this problem hasn’t been approached in a fun way! What if the dog bags provided in parks and public places came with a flower seed. Dog walkers can then plant these corn starch bio-degradable bags in a public garden, turning each pile of poo into a flower! Here’s a way to put a positive spin on a dirty subject, one that both the dog walker and the public can enjoy!
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
Many people read comics rather than reading dictionaries.. However, dictionary has more useful informations. So if we make the dictionary that is talking when we filp the page,or touching the book, than many people will rather read dictionary than comics. Submitted by Mom.
When you read, the eyes needs to go from the end of each line back to start of the next line, covering that ground without picking up any words. When reading, like you are now, gathering information from symbols placed on paper, could you pick up information on your way back from the last line? It would be like watching television without commercials, smooth sure gliding the whole way.
Submitted by Indigo Children Inc.
Cycle in the city is a good thing! We intend to promote the use of bikes in the city. More bikes mean fewer cars in the streets and a more beautiful city. The way to promote the use of bikes is simple! The local administration gives the bikers an odometer. The bikers who are moving in the city, augment the kilometres in the odometer. When the bikers want, comes back to the local administration and shows the kilometres they made. The local administration gives some gifts to the bikers such as services, tax deductions, theater tickets etc. In relation to the kilometres they made.
Collection of garbage is a serious problem faced in Indian Urban areas. The lack of seriousness for channelizing the urban solid waste may well be associated with the lower density of the dustbins, but giving a reason to throw the waste into a bin could only be good for the cause. The design can potentially be attractive particularly for the younger generation, developing garbage throwing skills to showcase accuracy in the throwing arm. For those who prefer dropping the garbage in conventional way, a rectangular slot has been provided as well.
The idea is pretty simple: Taking some bins and dressing them up in silly (green?) monster costumes and placing them around the city (parks?). When people get close to one, the monster's mouth opens to allow people to 'feed' it (throw garbage in). It works with a motion sensor that triggers an engine to open the monster's mouth. It could also play some sounds to get attention. You can even park your VW next to it and the monster will keep the villains away. Ninjas too. Submitted by Levi.
It is very cold and dark in Ukraine. This mobile construction can be easily located along the roads and change the situation. Push the red pedals to get warm and produce electricity for: light autostop signal, light for comfort, light for fun. Submitted by Ksenia Sergeeva.
Have you ever noticed how loud kids get in cafeterias? The “Chatter Ladder” is our fun and entertaining solution to this problem! A sound meter in the “Chatter Ladder” detects and registers the noise level every second; the quieter students are, the more points they score and the more lights are illuminated on the ladder. Messages scroll across the top of the screen either congratulating or encouraging quiet conversation! An average score is recorded for each lunch period. Each lunch group tries to attain the highest score and see the most lights light up on the “Chatter Ladder”.
We have created a kind of "emotional collective calendar", where anybody can "stop" a minute of his life and last it forever! It's totally free: link to the website www.stopyourtime.com , register to it, and stop every minute you want, adding photos, videos, mp3s. You can also gift a minute to somebody you love, your friends, your relatives, your parents. It's a costless project and we realized people's dream: last time forever! Submitted by Diego Antonio Iudice.